CBU To Offer Unlimited Number of Yellow Ribbon Scholarships
Riverside, Calif. (June 15, 2016) – California Baptist University will offer an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon scholarships for veterans pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees for the 2016-2017 academic year. Previously, the veteran's program offered a limited amount.
Josh Morey, director of financial aid, said the Yellow Ribbon scholarships are available to CBU veteran students that also meet the scholarship requirements.
"This is a great opportunity that we have to serve our growing veteran population in Riverside," Morey said.
Edward Figueroa ('16) will start working on his MBA program at CBU this fall.
"The Yellow Ribbon Program has been essential to my educational goals. Because of this program, I was able to go to the first school of my choice, CBU," said Figueroa, who served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. "I was able to find a great home at CBU, and pursue all my educational goals and dreams in a veteran-friendly environment."
CBU currently has the sixth largest population of veterans among private colleges in California with more than 400 using their GI Bill benefits during the past 2015-2016 academic year.
CBU accepts several federal GI bills, with the majority of veterans or their beneficiaries attending on the post 9/11 GI bill. In conjunction with that bill, CBU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional assistance to veterans who qualify.
For more information about veteran educational benefits at CBU, please visit www.calbaptist.edu/veterans.